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· November, 2013

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from November, 2013

30 November 2013

#StopPrawlerPlan: Activists Against Destruction of Palestinian Villages Arrested in Israel

Prawer shall not pass, yelled protesters today at a Day of Rage against the Prawer Plan, which if implemented will displace Palestinian Bedouins living in Al Naqab.

Dubai Wins the Expo 2020!

Dubai has been selected to host the World Expo trade convention in 2020. The Twittersphere celebrates.

Campaign to Nominate Saudi Activist For Nobel Peace Prize

Saudis are taking to their keyboards to drum up support to nominate imprisoned Saudi human rights defender Dr Abdullah al-Hamid for the Nobel Peace Prize 2014.

29 November 2013

Egyptian Activist Alaa Abd El Fattah Arrested — Again

Global Voices Advocacy

Prominent Egyptian blogger and activist Alaa Abd El Fattah was arrested in Cairo late Thursday night. Supporters suspect the arrest took place under Egypt's new anti-protest law.

27 November 2013

Egyptian Activists Arrested Under New Anti-Protest Law

Eighty-nine activists who are part of the No Military Trial campaign have been arrested by the Egyptian Ministry of Interior following new anti-protest law issued by interim president Adly Mansour.

25 November 2013

Iran: Jailed Blogger Needs Urgent Medical Care

Will Yemen's Romeo and Saudi's Juliet Have a Happy Ending?

Saudi Huda and Yemeni Arafat are the modern day Romeo and Juliet, reports Noon Arabia

24 November 2013

Thousands Applaud Iran's Nuclear Dealmaker Javad Zarif on Facebook

Thousands of Iranians poured comments of praise on the Facebook page of Iran's Foreign Minister thanking him for brokering a nuclear deal.

22 November 2013

Notes From the GVMeetup in Cairo

Rising Voices

Hello Cairo! Our meetup took place on November 16 in "The Workshops" facility in Maadi. We spoke about Global Voices, technology and society.

21 November 2013

PHOTOS: The Thrill and Agony of World Cup Qualifying Matches

While Algeria, Côte d'Ivoire, Cameroon and France celebrated, Burkina Faso, Senegal and Tunisia saw their hopes of heading to Brazil vanish with the final whistle.

Saudi Prisoner Interview Raises Controversy Over Arbitrary Detainment

A controversy over the issue of arbitrary detainment rose after the popular Saudi TV show MBC 8 PM ran an interview with Waleed al-Sunani. Find out why.

20 November 2013

Iran:Eight Netizens got Arrested

19 November 2013

Iran: You Tube and Nuclear Talk

PHOTOS: Five Stories About Syrian Refugees You Need to Know

Rami Al Hames selects five stories through photographs to illustrate the hard and real life that Syrians refugees are facing away from their homes.

Video: Harasta/Syria massive blast captured on camera

Bicycles as a Solution in the Streets of Damascus

Hundreds of photographs showing Syrian men and women riding bikes have swamped the world wide web. Find out why.

Egyptian Satirist Bassem Youssef Terminates his TV Contract

Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef has decided to terminate his contract with the program's host channel, CBC. The saga continues after the popular show was taken off air.

Egypt: Mohamed Mahmoud Won't Be Forgotten

Back in November 2011, violent clashes erupted in Mohamed Mahmoud Street, in Cairo. Protests erupt two years later in remembrance

18 November 2013

1,000 Days of House Arrest

Iran's Green Movement leaders, Mir Hossein Mousavi, Zahra Rahnavard and Mehdi Karoubi remain locked in their houses without trial or charges.

17 November 2013

PHOTOS: Heavy Rains Hit Saudi Capital

Many commented how a rich country like Saudi Arabia has a poor infrastructure, which cannot handle rain, after the Saudi capital was flooded, following a storm.

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